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    Climate change adaptation through humanitarian aid? Promises, perils and potentials of the ‘New Humanitarianism’

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
    A major reform of the humanitarian sector is currently under way, focusing increasingly on the prevention of crises rather than on providing relief once crises have occurred. This article examines whether and how this new humanitarian approach can also improve people’s ability to adapt to climate change.
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    Towards policy integration of disaster risk, climate adaptation, and development in ASEAN: a baseline assessment

    Centre For Non-Traditional Security Studies, 2017
    This Insight attempts to create a baseline assessment of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adap-tation (CCA) policies in ten Southeast Asian countries.
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    Synthesis report on experiences with ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction

    Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2016
    Policymakers are increasingly calling for an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation (EbA), which “incorporates biodiversity and ecosystem services into an overall adaptation strategy to help people to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change”. 
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    Accelerating threats from climate change: disasters and displacement in Myanmar

    Refugees International, 2016
    In the summer of 2015, Myanmar experienced massive floods and associated landslides that affected nine million people. Since then, the country has seen dramatic political change, while confronting a litany of ongoing humanitarian crises.
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    A new vision for weather and climate services in Africa

    United Nations [UN] Environment Programme, 2016
    The collection, analysis and distribution of reliable weather, water and climate information - collectively referred to as hydromet services—has the potential to greatly benefit efforts by African nations to reduce poverty, build resilience and adapt to a changing climate.
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    Climate and disaster resilience financing in small island developing states

    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2016
    Natural disasters and climate change severely affect the growth trajectory of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their ability to achieve sustainable development. SIDS are located in some of the most disaster-prone regions in the world and comprise two-thirds of countries with the highest relative annual losses due to disasters.
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    Ocean, environment, climate change and human mobility

    International Organization for Migration, 2016
    The ocean is a crucial component of a series of natural equilibria that enable life on our planet. The importance of the ocean in climate regulation places it at the heart of climate change economic and social issues, and namely environmental migration-related issues. While the ocean limits global warming, it is also affected by the latter.
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    Cost-Benefit analysis of disaster risk reduction: a synthesis for informed decision making

    Aktion Deutschland Hilft, 2016
    Annual economic losses and fatalities caused by natural disasters are subject to large fluctuations and are strongly linked to extreme events such as the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, cyclone Nargis in 2008 or the Haiti earthquake of 2010 (CRED, 2015). However, there is a clear trend of increasing economic and human losses over the last 40 years.
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    The Republic of the Marshall Islands: disaster management reference handbook

    Center of Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, 2016
    The Disaster Management Reference Handbook Series is intended to provide decision makers, planners, responders and disaster management practitioners with an overview of the disaster management structure, policies, laws, and plans for each country covered in the series. Natural and man-made threats most likely to affect the country are discussed.
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    Poverty & death: disaster and mortality 1996-2015

    Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, 2016
    The period 1996 to 2015 saw 7,056 disasters recorded worldwide by EM-DAT, the Emergency Events Database.

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